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January, 2011:

Author Spotlight – Gary William Murning

Following on from his successful novel – If I Never – which was published by Legend Press last year, author Gary William Murning has chosen a rather different direction for his follow up novel – Children of the Resolution – which went on sale recently (follow the links above for full reviews of both books).

Novel Suggestions caught up with Gary recently to get a bit of background info on his latest release and to find out what else he has in the pipeline for his readers.

Read the full interview below…

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February by Lisa Moore

February by Lisa MooreThe novel February by Canadian author Lisa Moore was one of my “outsider” choices to read from the 2010 Man Booker Prize longlist. Certainly the cover didn’t really mark it down as my sort of book, but nevertheless the jacket notes sounded intriguing so in the end I thought I would give it a try.

Moore is without doubt a talented writer, but I was left with mixed feelings on reaching the end of February. Find out why below.

Read on for a full review….

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Children of the Resolution by Gary William Murning

Children of the Resolution by Gary MurningI read Gary William Murning’s first published novel mid-way through last year, and with his personal workload in promoting If I never, I was quite surprised to see  Children of the Resolution released so soon. It is a very different type of book however, far more personal, and with its semi-autobiographical leaning, it was deemed to fall a little outside of the remit of his publisher Legend Press. This left Gary with the dilemma of either finding a suitable traditional publisher, or taking on the additional work of going down the self-publishing route. In the end he chose the latter and appears to have jumped this additional hurdle rather well; the end product with an admirable standard of proof reading and production quality is now available in print form published by Lulu, and also in Kindle format on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Read on for a full review….

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Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Angle of Repose by Wallace StegnerAfter being introduced to the late Wallace Stegner’s work last year with his 1987 novel Crossing to Safety, I was immensely looking forward to delving into my next selection from his books – Angle of Repose. This is arguably Stegner’s most widely acclaimed novel, and it earned him the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. They are obviously two very different novels, but having enjoyed Crossing to Safety so much, could Angle of Repose possibly meet my high expectations?

Read on for a full review….

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